Skin Type

Skin Color

Characteristics

 
I

White; very fair; red or blond hair; blue eyes; freckles

Always burns, never tans

 
II

White; fair; red or blond hair; blue, hazel or green eyes

Usually burns, tans with difficulty

 
III

Cream white; fair with any eye or hair color; very common

Sometimes mild burn, gradually tans

 
IV

Brown; typical Mediterranean Caucasian skin

Rarely burns, tans with ease

 
V

Dark brown; Middle Eastern skin types

Very rarely burns, tans very easily

 
VI Black

Never burns, tans very easily